Future State: Justice League #1 (REVIEW)

Jan 12, 2021

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Future State: Justice League #1
DC Comics

Written by: Joshua Williamson, Ram V.
Art by: Robson Rocha, Marico Takara
Inks by: Daniel Henriques
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by: Tom Napolitano

Future State: Justice League #1 was absolutely a success. However, It’s the type of task that has a lower ceiling for success than the average book.

Everyone else in Future State is introducing new people taking on mantles DC Comics fans know and love. Joshua Williamson, Rorson Rocha and company, on the other hand, have to handle the full slate of characters without knowing who readers connect with best.

If Future State: Justice League #1 solely included Jon Kent and company’s story, the score on this review would be a tad lower than the one listed below. Still, it’s a good introduction to the new Justice League; Williamson and Rorson Rocha were simply handed one of the tougher tasks in Future State.

As rough as some of this may sound, Rorson’s art is intense and Williamson gives us just enough of each character, while developing a story readers can invest in. Definitely looking forward to the next issue.

Now, Future State: Justice League Dark Part 1 — which is written by Ram V with art from Marcio Takara, colors by Marcelo Maiolo and Rob Leigh as the letterer — is a different story. Readers get to see characters they’re more familiar with. Yes, there are a few important changes, but it’s different than Future State: Justice League #1.

A good start to both stories. DC put together good teams for these projects.

Also, Dan Mora’s main cover is outstanding. But if I’m just picking one here, Kael Ngu’s variant is the way to go.

Score: 9